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Triangle Trust Development Grant

The Triangle Trust's Development Grant scheme is designed to provide core funding to support organisations that want to implement a step change in their development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future; for example, by diversifying income streams or establishing a trading arm.Any costs incurred by the applicant in undertaking its core business can be covered by a grant.The Trust's funding priorities are

(1) Carers and (2) the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders.

1. Carers The Trust offers dedicated funding for carer organisations where they will not have to compete with applications from other sectors. PLEASE NOTE: the Trust can only offer funding to specialist carer organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run carer projects.

2. The Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offendersThe Trust would like to see the re-offending rates in the UK reduce and offer dedicated funding to organisations working with offenders whilst in prison and after they are released to bring this about. PLEASE NOTE: the Trust can only offer funding to specialist offender organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run offender projects.Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and Community Interest Companies that are working within the UK and have a UK office may apply for a grant of up to £80,000 over 3 years with a maximum of £35,000 in year one.The amount requested each year is expected to taper down as applicants develop other sustainable income streams, for example: £35,000 in year 1; £25,000 in year 2 and £20,000 in year

3.This is a highly competitive fund with a success rate in 2016 of 1 in 8 for eligible rehabilitation applicants and 1 in 12 for eligible carer applicants.All previous unsuccessful applicants to The Triangle Trust must wait 2 years before reapplying. Applicants already in receipt of a Development Grant cannot apply for further funding until the final year of their current grant.Applicants must:o Have a constitution whose sole purpose is to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;o Be involved in providing direct practical support work, research projects or policy or campaigning work relevant to unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;


  • Demonstrate in their application how they have expertise and a history of working with unpaid carers or offenders;
  • Have some volunteer input;
  • Have a gross annual income (including contract income) for the most recent financial year of less than £1 million, although priority will be given to smaller organisations;
  • Make a commitment to develop sustainable income streams during the grant period; and
  • Have evaluation systems for their work in place, and if not then part of the grant should be used to put a system in place.Organisations involved in research, policy and campaign work relevant to unpaid carers and the rehabilitation of offenders may apply for a Development Grant.The following are not eligible for funding:o Organisations with a broader remit that are running a project to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;
  • Organisations running crime prevention or restorative justice initiatives;
  • Organisations providing support to the "cared for" as well as their carers;
  • Appointment of a Trust or Community Fundraiser;
  • Expanding the coverage of a particular service, unless there is a tangible increase in sustainability as a result;
  • Match funding, unless associated with a sustainability development;
  • Covering the loss of a statutory contract or grant income; or
  • General running costs.

The application rounds for 2018 are:

1. Unpaid Carers - opens on Friday 9 March with a deadline of midday on Thursday 3 May 2018;

2. The Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders - this round will open in September with a deadline in early November (specific dates are yet to be announced). There is a 2-stage application process. Shortlisted applicants after stage 1 will be required to host a visit from the Triangle Trust and present their strategic plan for the next few years.

The Trust is usually more than happy to discuss potential applications by email or by telephone prior to an application being made.The Trust is particularly interested in receiving applications from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as these areas have been underrepresented in previous funding rounds.Applications should be submitted using the application form available on the Triangle Trust website.

Contact details for the Trust are:

Dr. Joanne Wright
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
Foundation House
2-4 Forum Place
Fiddlebridge Lane
AL10 0RN
Tel: 01707 707078



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